• Alexander Skarsgård is a famous actor
  • He starred in 'True Blood'
  • Learn more about his life and career

Alexander Skarsgård, True Blood's "Eric Northman," had a high standard to live up to in his family and he went above and beyond. He's been winning awards and taking on more and more incredible roles, and seems to have no end in sight! Check out what he's been up to, here!

Alexander Skarsgård True Blood Star

Alexander Skarsgård True Blood star was born August 25th, 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was the eldest son of critically acclaimed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Stellen is easily recognizable from his time on Good Will Hunting, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Mamma Mia!, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Chernobyl, and the Avenger's franchise. 

Alexander had followed in his father's footsteps and began acting very young, along with 2 of his brothers Gustaf, Valter, and Bill who are also successful actors. For a short period of time in his youth, he was uncomfortable with being recognized so often so he took a break from acting for about 7 years and even served in the Swedish military. 

When Alexander moved to Los Angeles in 2004, he landed a spot on the HBO series Generation Kill as "Sergeant Brad "Iceman" Colbert" where he worked with a dialect coach to perfect his American accent. While shooting for the series he heard about the show True Blood and realized he was a fan of the screenwriter behind the series so he sent in his audition tape. Originally, he auditioned to play "Bill Compton" but was instead cast as "Eric Northman", the gorgeous 1000-year-old vampire sheriff. 

Alexander Skarsgård at the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Alexander Skarsgård Since True Blood 

This role shot him into the public eye and cemented his position as one of the most sought-after and hunkiest actors in Hollywood. He then went on to star in Lars von Trier's Melancholia and Straw Dogs in 2011. He's continued to star in films like What Maisie Knew, The Giver, Mute, Drunk History, The East, and The Legend of Tarzan in which he trained for months to fit the role.

Alexander won a Primetime Emmy Award, A Golden Globe, a Critic's Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance as "Perry Wright", Nicole Kidman's abusive and vicious husband in the smash hit Big Little Lies.

Lately, you can see him in the CBS miniseries based on Stephen King's The Stand (2020-2021) as "Randal Flagg." He is also starring in Godzilla vs. Kong and Robert Eggers's film The Northman. Another series that brought great acclaim is Succession where Alexander played "Lucas Matsson" for 10 episodes from 2021-2023. 

We can't wait to take in everything he is a part of! We have loved him since Alexander Skarsgård's time on True Blood!

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